First class order bestowed upon former chief of Vietnam News Agency hinh anh 1Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh presents Independence Order, first class, to  VNA former Director General Ho Tien Nghi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
A ceremony was held at the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) headquarters on March 29 to confer an Independence Order, first class, on VNA former Director General Ho Tien Nghi.

The order was presented by Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh, who is also Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of the Committee’s Organisation Commission.

Delivering a speech at the event, Chinh stated over its 70-year history, the VNA has spared no effort to accomplish all assigned political missions.

He continued to say that the growth of the agency was through the contributions of generations of leading officials including Ho Tien Nghi, whose dedication was being acknowledged by the Party and State through the order conferment.

Chinh said he hopes the VNA will continue its good work and soon become a strong multi-platform media agency.

Ho Tien Nghi, who is also a former Party Central Committee member and assistant to the Party General Secretary, expressed his appreciation toward the support he received from the Party, the State and colleagues throughout his 40 years working for the VNA.

The event gathered together VNA’s leaders, reporters and editors from different periods.-VNA